April 2019 Newsletter
Special Education Edition
Dear Unit Members,

The Special Education Task Force and the District have met with you in mind! We understand that any changes to Special Education current practices may ultimately affect all NCETA members. As such, we are asking that everyone stay informed. As an Association, we must remain strong in our resolve to fight for what all students and staff deserve. 

As a Task Force, we have the interests of all members in mind as we discuss the possible impacts and effects of any changes to current Special Education practices district wide and work on making future recommendations to our bargaining team. We are asking all members (general education, special education, support personnel and preschool teachers) to take part in a short survey to better help us understand issues affecting our members. The survey will be available through Thursday, 4/11/19.

We are stronger together!

Sandra Puentes
NCETA Vice President/
Co-Chair Special Education Task Force

Special Education Updates
Please click on the link below to see the short Special Education Memorandum of Understanding language. This includes mainstreaming Special Ed students into Gen Ed classrooms. See your site rep for any questions or clarifications.

Collaboration Article 19 Special Education

See Article 19 Special Education language to read about your rights (Gen Ed AND SpEd educators).
If you have questions, see your site rep.

NCETA Special Education Position Statement
In an effort to give our Special Ed TaskForce committee members a direction when consulting with the school district, Site Reps will vote on a position statement on the mainstream and inclusion. The attached Google document is the starting draft, and requires your input.

Please email your site representative with your input on changes and goals. Your rep will bring those to rep council.

NCETA Parent's Summit
NCETA Educator Appreciation Day